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The inaugural World Cord Blood Day on Nov. 15 this year will educate parents and healthcare professionals about the current uses for cord blood transplants, a non-controversial source of stem cells which have the ability to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases, including sickle cell anemia.
To date, more than 35,000 umbilical cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide since 1988. In the emerging field of regenerative medicine, this approach holds great promise in treating autism, diabetes, stroke and many others. The procedure has also been performed in patients with thalassemia, lymphoma, and leukemia, among others. But umbilical cord blood is still thrown away as medical waste after most births across the world.
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news & events4th Annual World Sickle Cell Day 24-Hour Sickle Cell-a-ThonCayenne Wellness Center and Children's F...
news & eventsSickle Cell Awareness Blood DriveAbout 100,000 people in the United State...
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education & researchOpioid utilization by pregnant women with sickle cell disease and the risk of neonatal abstinence syndromeBACKGROUND:Pregnant women with sickle ce...
videos & visualsSickle Cell Breakthrough: Shauna’s Storyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-kXWV-s...
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